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Schindler Elevator Corporation Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2019

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Schindler Elevator Corporation CEO Greg Ergenbright
Greg Ergenbright
84 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, pretty good benefits, challenging work environment(in 17 reviews)

  • "Good work-life balance - hours are 8am - 4:45pm and many people take an hour lunch break(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "2 Promotion from Mid to upper management is impossible, unless you have extreme superb political skills(in 7 reviews)

  • "They seem to love to hire former Otis employees and don't really promote from within(in 6 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (4)

    "Carolinas/ Charlotte office is one of the best cultures you could ask for as an employee"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - The office managers (particularly in Charlotte) seem to care on employee development and individual success. - if you play your cards right you could make close or over $200k - customers don’t come first, employees come first - Culture is best in class - very little turn over in Carolinas and no one wants to leave - employees get company cars - flexible work hours - Minimal travel unless you sign up for that type of...

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    Cons

    - Some HQ contributors aren’t held accountable - P&L targets have ballooned up that are beyond stretch goals - Supply chain needs vast improvement - Vehicles are driven beyond life expectancy.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are glad there is a focus on field quality. However we need to stop cutting field resources and manpower. You need to get away from record growth and record cuts mindset. In order to grow, our resources should grow.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-01-20
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Corporate"

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    Former Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Benefits package goos and people generally nice

    Cons

    Corporate involvement with Supply Chain, Sourcing and Vehicle program is causing big problems for Sales, Customers and company profitability.

    Advice to Management

    Global management needs to step in and replace all top line Corporate management in USA

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-06-17
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Superintendent"

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    Current Employee - Superintendent 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great compensation/benefits, exceeding the competition. Robust safety program/culture. Knowledgable and good people to work with in the office and field. Constantly innovating internal IT systems.

    Cons

    Exceedingly lean with manpower both in the office and field. More time is spent putting out fires than getting to preventative maintenance. Seems to be more concern for meeting internal metrics, such has hours per day worked by mechanics, than delivering for the customer. National accounts has been allowed to enter into contracts that essentially give away the farm, putting significant strain on local offices.

    Advice to Management

    The “do more with less” business model is not a recipe for long term growth.

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-06-12
  4. Helpful (1)

    "A family company"

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    Current Employee - Lead Superintendent Construction in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Teamwork Diverse Training Support Great salary Room to advance

    Cons

    Vehicle program is terrible. Supply chain needs improvements. Incentive package was good, but is now unobtainable. Work / family time is not balanced.

    Advice to Management

    Add office staff to meet local backlog

    Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-04-07
  5. "Great Company"

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      Current Employee - Mechanical Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Big company with a family feel

      Cons

      Promotional increases can be low

      Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-04-06
    • "Hit the ground running"

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      Former Employee - Superintendent 
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

      Pros

      - Good Pay - Minimal "office time"

      Cons

      - Be weary of office politics

      Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-03-20
    • "Friendly, large company"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time

      Pros

      Lots of room for learning and growth, friendly environment

      Cons

      Some of the processes are outdated and redundant

      Advice to Management

      Keep modernizing and keep doing what you're doing

      Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-02-04
    • "Ups and downs"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great, friendly, happy, fun people to work with

        Cons

        Business has its ups and downs

        Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-01-23
      • "Assembler"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Schindler Elevator Corporation

        Pros

        Nice easy job. Laid back.

        Cons

        Horrible pay for area and job.

        Advice to Management

        Get a union

        Schindler Elevator Corporation2019-01-15
      • "NI ASDP"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Schindler Elevator Corporation

        Pros

        salary work/life balance there really that many pros unless youre in a big office

        Cons

        benefits/insurance is expensive unprofessional not diverse at all training program is not structured, no tests or clear way to track progress

        Schindler Elevator Corporation2018-12-22
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